A GREAT RECORDED HISTORY
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Cambridge has a rich and radical queer past. Over the years, the city has been an important hub of queer political organising and community-building. It has also fed the imaginations of some of the most unique queer voices in British literature, including Edward Carpenter, E.M. Forster, and Ali Smith.
A Great Recorded History explores Cambridge’s queer past through its literature and politics. Featuring interviews with older members of the city’s LGBTQ+ community and excerpts from literature produced in the city, it gives listeners a chance to understand the history of the place—and become part of it.
Forster once called queer past 'a great unrecorded history'. This audio trail not only records Cambridge’s vibrant queer history, it also makes it available for everyone to explore and enjoy.
A Great Recorded History was created by Dr Diarmuid Hester and produced by David Bramwell. Financed by Cambridge University Diversity Fund and the Faculty of English.
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